Following the announcement from BT
that a £20 million investment in a major expansion of broadband to towns
across Northern Ireland, will see a further 140,000 premises gain access to
ultrafast broadband plus the creation of new jobs, SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster
Patsy McGlone has welcomed the news.
Mr McGlone said, “The announcement of
additional investment to deliver broadband is most welcome.
“This infrastructure is vital to
developing our local economy, particularly in rural areas we need to ensure
efforts are made to address issues of isolation and poor connectivity.
“With this news, comes the
announcement that BT will recruit additional apprentices and graduates. The
news that up to 42 roles will brought forward to deliver BT’s Northern
Ireland network is fantastic. I’m delighted that BT plan to begin the
recruitment process this month.
“We need to keep building and working
with business partners to deliver more investment into our local economy.
I’ll be meeting with BT to get more details on the roll out of this